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Monday, November 30, 2009

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2010

I am going to dive right into this challenge with everything I have. Almost all of the books that I read are historical fiction, and I didn't start blogging until after the 2009 challenge ended, so I'm very excited about this one.

This challenge is hosted by the wonderful ladies at Royal Reviews. The challenge runs from January 1, 2010 until December 31, 2010. I am going to choose the highest level - Obsessed, read 20 HF books.

Here are the rules:

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
--Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are four levels:

-- Curious – Read 3 Historical Fiction novels.

-- Fascinated – Read 6 Historical Fiction novels.

-- Addicted – Read 12 Historical Fiction novels.

-- Obsessed – Read 20 Historical Fiction novels.

3. Any book format counts.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

I will update my post below as I read!

1. The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent
2. The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin
3. The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
4. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
5. Roeing Oaks by Kristina Emmons
6. Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell
7. Within the Hollow Crown by Margaret Campbell Barnes
8. Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C. W. Gortner
9. Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
10. Royal Harlot by Susan Holloway Scott
11. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
12. By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan
13. For The King by Catherine Delors
14. Dancing for Degas by Kathryn Wagner
15. Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
16. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
17. The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen
18. Industrial Pioneers by Patrick Brown
19. Heart of Lies by M. L. Malcolm
20. The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots by Carolly Erickson

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  1. I think I'm going to join you and do the Obsessed level. Although that's crazy for me, I did read lots of historicals this year.

  2. Hello, and thanks for this great blog! i just added you to Historical Blogs: Fiction and Fact at http://historicalnovelblogs.blogspot.com/ You will be in very good company there.

    I aslo hope you will bisit medieval-novels.com .

    Nan Hawthorne
    Author of An Involuntary King

  3. Ooh, this looks right up my alley. Thanks for posting about this!

  4. I can actually do this challenge!!! I'm going to join you with the Obessed level.
    By the way something has happened to my tudor_daughter email. I have sent complaint to yahoo. I can't open it up. I wanted to let everyone know that I posted today pictures and history of Oxford University. I would appreciate some feedback.

  5. I'm so excited about this challenge!


  6. I am also going for the Obsessed level. I don't think that you or I will have any trouble reaching our goals =)


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